The Sky’s No Limit for Girls in Yellowknife!

On March 10, 2012 from 10am to 4pm, girls ages 8 to 19 can enjoy a free helicopter ride courtesty of Trinity Helicopters and local Yellowknife sponsors (like Buffalo Airways, Canadian North, etc). In addition to free rides, young women and their families can meet inspiring women in civilian and military aviation, check out static aircraft displays,Continue reading “The Sky’s No Limit for Girls in Yellowknife!”

Berton House Top Ten

It’s that time of year. The time of year when magazines, tv shows, internet sites, and everyone else make top ten lists. So I will too. About my time up north (although it’s very hard to pick just ten!). Here they are in no particular order: 1. Working, reading, watching tv, chatting, and napping atContinue reading “Berton House Top Ten”

Northern Beards, Moustaches, and Movember

The Yukon has a long, distinguished history of bearded men. Images of hairy-faced fellas abound from the gold-rush era. There were many good reasons to grow a beard in those days: warmth, protection from the elements, plus it was a good place to stash gold nuggets… Flash-forward to the 1940s and well-coiffed moustaches were theContinue reading “Northern Beards, Moustaches, and Movember”

Doing it All in Inuvik

Flying from Old Crow to Inuvik I managed to snag a window seat away from the wing, but it was an overcast day so I wasn’t able to glimpse the scenery below too often. When I did, somewhere over the border between the Yukon and the NWT, it looked pretty unforgiving and I couldn’t helpContinue reading “Doing it All in Inuvik”